Jelly Cake

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 2 Ratings
Serves: about 12
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 box duncan hines butter batter cakemix, plus ingredients to make cake
2 lb jar of apple jelly
1 pkg 3 oz., raspberry jello
1/4 tsp lemon extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
shredded coconut, if desired for top

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Sherard Lewis Recipe
Lightly Salted
Harkers Island, NC (pop. 2,704)
Member Since Jun 2012
Sherard's notes for this recipe:
A traditional favorite that dates back to the early 1900's, especially at Christmas.
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The night before you fix your cake fix the jelly by combining the last four ingredients and refrigerate. Preheat oven to 350 dedgrees. Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch cake pans. Bake cake as directed. Cool completely. Split layers equally to make four layers. Spread jelly mixture between layers, on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut if desired. Keep refrigerated.

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Oct 9, 2012
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user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Nov 29, 2012
My mom made a cake similiar to this except she made her cake from scratch. I will definately try the Jelly part as it is reminiscent of the type that my mother used when I was a kid. Sounds great Sherard, thanks for posting. The Jelly that my mom used was red, and was called REX Jelly, but is no longer made now, and your method of combining jello with apple jelly sounds doable, and like it will be quite tasty. Mama added coconut to her cakes also after frosting with the Rex jelly. Thanks for posting. God Bless.
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - May 17, 2014
My Grandmother did this the way Rose Mary's Mom did, a cake from Scratch, and made it in 3 or 4 round cake pans. She also sometimes used Strawberry Preserves with Cherry Jell-O. She didn't always use the coconut on top.

Thanks for posting and for the memories‚ô•
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - May 21, 2014
This is my recipe for a coconut Jelly cake, I made it in honor of my Mom Strawberry Coconut Jelly Cake I made it for an event that I did and it was a big hit. I am sure the Strawberry Preserve would be a great addition.

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